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What does Egor mean?

Egor /egor/ as a boys' name is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Egor is "yew, bow army".

The source form is Ivarr, which refers to the yew tree, whose wood is used for bows for archer-soldiers. Scottish use of this name comes from both the Old Norse form and the ancient Gaelic name Eibhear. Also possibly means "farmer" in Russian.

Associated with: norse, scottish, ancient, gaelic, farmer.


Egor has 2 variants: Igor and Ygor.

Related boy names: George and Ivor.

Egor has 1 more relation via Eibhear: Eber.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Egorea, Elor, ..

(female) Eger, Egora, ..

How popular is Egor?

Egor is a rare given name for men. Egor is also a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Popular varying forms of Egor (not in Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Eber, George (#134 in recent rankings) and Ivor. These relations of Egor were at the top of their popularity a century ago (median #948) and have become much less widespread since (#1378, 96.4%), with the version George becoming less stylish. Shown below is an analysis of the statistics of the boy name Egor and corresponding names. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eber, George, Ivor in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of George outside U.S.

Similar Names


Egor is alike in pronunciation to Yegor. Other recommended names are Amor, Cor, Dor, Ector, Eder, Edgar, Edom, Edon, Egan, Egil, Egon, Eion, Ekon, Eldor, Elgar, Elger, Elof, Eloi, Elon, Elov, Eloy, Emir, Emory, Emyr, Enok, Enos, Eon, Erol, Eron, Eros, Eton, Evo, Ezar, Ezer, Ifor, Noor, Sior, Thor, Tor and Yvor. These names tend to be more commonly used than Egor.